Canberra Golfers Tee Off for Cancer in The Longest Day challenge


Golfers across Canberra are challenging themselves to playing up to 72 holes in a single day, to raise vital funds for Cancer Council ACT’s research, prevention and support services. Putters and pro’s alike will tee off on, or around, Monday 13 December 2021 from dawn until dusk to help create a cancer free future.

Team Captain Ron Shepherd was inspired to enter a team at Murrumbidgee Country Club in memory of personal losses to cancer.

Ron says, “My personal commitment to this very worthy cause is motivated by a deep admiration for the work undertaken by Cancer Council ACT, witnessed firsthand on far too many occasions where close family and friends have been tragically impacted by cancer right here in our local ACT community.”

“My own personal losses of loved ones are a small, but personal reason why I support the prevention and education programs co-ordinated by the Cancer Council, that must continue in order to save and prolong lives.”

“The ongoing cancer research undertaken and funded by the Cancer Council must continue and I urge everyone to join the support army for this very worthy cause.”

Players are encouraged to register online, form or join a team, choose a challenge of 36, 54 or 72 rounds, pick a date and book a green with their local club. All funds raised by Canberran teams will support the work of Cancer Council ACT in research, prevention and support for the local community.

To learn more, register to play, or donate to a team, head to:


Contact Details:

 For information about The Longest Day with Cancer Council ACT please contact:


Media Contact:

Alison Hall, Communications Officer


Phone: 0402826393

Primary Contact:

Jodi Shepherd, Campaign and Events Lead


Secondary Contact:

Verity Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 0418 631 461


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